Most fire sprinkler systems consist of wet pipe or dry pipe fire sprinkler systems. A common type of sprinkler system is the wet pipe sprinkler found in commercial buildings. These systems have closed heads that are connected to water-filled pipe systems. Sprinklers with dry pipe valves are usually found in unheated areas like a garage or warehouse and fill up with water upon activation of the sprinklers.
Some insurance providers and building codes require sprinkler systems in commercial facilities. Altus employs certified technicians who are familiar with NFPA 13 and NFPA 25 fire sprinkler requirements. Let Altus’s team help you with your fire sprinkler requirements.
Fire Sprinkler Inspections
The inspection of fire sprinklers in many buildings is either conducted irregularly or not performed by a qualified professional. Sprinkler systems can fail to function as designed when there is incorrect spacing, corrosion, and other signs of damage. The reliability of fire sprinkler heads may need to be checked if they have been painted over, they are out of service, or they are recalled.
Inspections of fire sprinklers are usually at the floor level, but if a problem is suspected, a closer examination may be required. Among the other important components of fire sprinkler systems that should be inspected at least quarterly and, in some cases, monthly are:
- Waterflow alarm
- Tamper switches
With our help, Altus Fire & Life Safety Experts will deliver this review while also ensuring that your fire sprinkler inspections stay on track.
Fire Sprinkler Testing
Fire sprinklers have been proven to be extremely reliable fire protection systems for many years, however, testing of these systems is one of the most important functions to keep them working properly. In contrast to most mechanical systems, sprinklers are largely idle and problems may go undetected without a fire sprinkler testing and Program plan.
As part of our fire sprinkler testing service, we test your system, including the following components:
- Waterflow alarm devices
- Supervisory alarm devices
- Fire pumps
Fire Sprinkler Maintenance
It is common for fire sprinkler systems to be damaged by various conditions that can cause them to stop functioning during an emergency. In order to maintain the functionality of these systems, including valves and components, proactive maintenance is essential.
When Altus’ technicians inspect and test your fire sprinkler system, they note any necessary or preventative maintenance repairs. We can handle repair and replacement of sprinklers, dry pipe systems, and other important items. Whether you need sprinkler maintenance or a complete fire sprinkler system replacement, Altus is the company you can count on.